All posts by spinningmagnets

Grew up in Los Angeles California, US Navy submarine mechanic from 1977-81/SanDiego. Hydraulic mechanic in the 1980's/Los Angeles. Heavy equipment operator in the 1990's/traveled to various locations. Dump truck driver in the 2000's/SW Utah. Currently a water plant operator since 2010/NW Kansas

Custom Build Gallery, The Appel Cruiser

Aug 13, 20181 Comment

Here is an ebike where the builder is using a common hubmotor, but…he is mounting the motor into the frame, and connecting it to the

Mubea introduces a motor/transmission combo...

Aug 04, 20181 Comment

Mubea from Germany introduced a high-end mid-drive at Eurobike 2018 that has a gearbox for the motor to use, and…the gears are located by the

LAPD selects the Bulls Sentinel for trial r...

Jul 04, 20184 Comments

In June of 2018, the Los Angeles Police department began using 20 electric bicycles to evaluate their possible use for community patrols. Here’s what I

Using a Gates Belt…a BBS02 mid drive ...

Jun 06, 20185 Comments

The Bafang 750W BBS02 was an instant success as soon as it was introduced. However, almost immediately…some of the enthusiasts asked if they could ditch

NYX Carbon Fiber Frame Kit, from Quebec

May 08, 20181 Comment

The NYX frame kit uses carbon fiber in the construction of the main frame battery compartment, and using this light and strong material makes this

Sur-Ron Firefly Videos

May 07, 20183 Comments

The Sur-Ron Firefly electric motorcycle has turned out to be very popular, so I’m adding links here to a few videos to provide an inside

Electric Bike-Share programs finally in the...

Apr 09, 20185 Comments

Bike-share programs have been around a few years now, but…this past year I am finally seeing ELECTRIC bikes being tried as an option. I think

BionX reorganization? (they’re NOT ca...

Mar 27, 20187 Comments

The BionX ebike power system has been an odd member of the ebike community. It has struggled over the years, and here’s what I found

38 custom electric bike builds (with more t...

Feb 28, 20182 Comments

When I started writing for electricbike.com, one of the things I wanted to accomplish was to expose some of the great custom garage-builds to a

Ferro Fluid Installation Guide

Feb 13, 20183 Comments

If you want to install Ferro Fluid in your large direct-drive hubmotor, this is a pictorial to help you do that. Ferro Fluid (FF) doesn’t